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How do I air up my tires?

How do I air up my tires?

This is an often overlooked safety and fuel saving maintenance item that anyone can do themselves. First locate the valve stem and remove the cap. Check the tire for the manufacturers recommended pressure. The car manufacturer will normally print this on the door jam as well. Sometimes they are different, in that case, I always side with the tire company. They made the tire and they should know. You will need a tire pressure gauge at this point. Press the gauge on the valve stem until you get a reading. Never run a tire less than 5 psi from the max pressure. An under inflated tire wastes fuel, wears tires, and runs very hot. If it is too high depress the schrader valve in the middle of the valve stem to release some air. If it is too low find a compressor and inflate the tire in a similar way as you checked tire pressure. If you are unsure about any of these instructions feel free to stop by B&B Automotive Services and we will be happy to teach you to do it yourself, or we will che ... read more

Why is my check engine light on?

This is a great question with a tough answer. The check engine light or service engine soon light monitors anything the engine control module keeps up with. That is a ton of stuff! It is important to get it tested, because many things it monitors can cause bigger problems, if left in disrepair. Somethings are not as critical. For example, a light on due to an air/fuel ratio sensor can cause big problems with expensive catalytic convertors, but a loose gas cap…not as critical. The problem lies in not knowing if it is critical, until it is checked. We always recommend at least getting a diagnostic test run so you can make the best plan to fix your car and get that pesky check engine light turned off!! Hope this helps a bit! Thanks for reading Ask the Barnes Brothers! B&B Automotive Services where we treat you like family

Ways To Ensure You Are Properly Ensuring the Safety of Your Tires

Investing in a new set of tires for your vehicle is always a costly maintenance practice that must be taken to ensure that your car runs properly. After purchasing a new set of tires you want to ensure that your car continues driving safely for long after your purchase. There are several basic tire maintenance tips to that you can practice to ensure that your new tires last for as long as possible. The first tip to take is ensuring that your tires are properly inflated on a daily basis. It is easy for tires to have wear and tear as they travel along different roads and various terrains. Keeping the right amount of air in your tires can greatly prolong the life of your tires. In order to ensure that your tires are properly inflated, measure the air pressure regularly. The proper level of inflation for tires should be printed on the wall of the tires. If you notice that your tires are under inflated, fill them with the needed amount of air. The next step to take when properly caring fo ... read more

What is the 30/60/90 Maintenance and Why is it Important?

One of the common terms said at respectable automotive repair shops is “30/60/90 maintenance” or “scheduled factory maintenance.” For those in the car industry this is an easy term to understand, however for an average individual who isn’t a grease monkey it is not. The 30/60/90 maintenance of a car refers to the recommended auto maintenance schedule that is suggested by your car’s manufacturer. For most cars, the recommended maintenance occurs for every 30,000 miles that a car is drive. 30,000, 60,000, and 90,000 mile services are important to ensure that your car continues to run and operate smoothly. For all, getting from point A to point B, whether it is school, work, or home is crucial to daily life. Neglecting a recommended maintenance could prove not only costly but could cause stress on your daily routine. When choosing a trusted automotive repair center it is important to know what the factory scheduled maintenance entails. Typically, at th ... read more

Why Proper Wheel Alignment Matters

The wheel alignment of your automobile is one of the biggest priorities to take into account when servicing your car at a trusted automotive repair center. The alignment of your car is one area that cannot be taken lightly, but is often neglected when it comes to other service areas including engine repairs and oil changes. Neglecting the alignment of your car can lead to a shorten life span for your vehicle and can run you a higher bill in the future the longer you go without proper service. If you’re wonder whether or not your car needs an alignment, look at your tires and assess their wear. Uneven tire wear is a key indicator that your alignment is off. If your car seems to drift to one side when you are driving or your steering wheel shakes and doesn’t remain centered are other prime indicators. Cars that are driven daily are at a higher risk for being out of alignment. Like changing your automobile’s oil and checking your engine, your car’s alignment sho ... read more

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